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Tips From DPS With Officer Matt Decker

Staying safe on campus

by Published: May 21, 2014

Walking around campus after dark:

“Best bet is to walk with a friend or someone that you trust. Don’t ever walk alone. We recommend that you stay in well-lit or well-populated areas. Be aware of your environment and pay attention to what’s going on around you.”

If you have to walk alone after dark:
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Blame It on the Adderall

Prescription drug use and the college student

by Published: May 21, 2014

College finals weeks can be one of the most stressful times in a young adult’s life, and some students turn to drugs, legal and illegal, to take the edge off.

Throughout the last week of school, students are pushed to their mental limits as they cram as much studying into one week as they can to prepare for final exams. To stay up during the grueling study nights, some students guzzle coffee by the pot and some resort to the ol’ self-face slap. Other students, though, turn to drugs, prescribed or other, to combat the effects of exam week.
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Off the Record: President David Eisler

Ferris State President opens up on university and personal topics

by Published: May 21, 2014

Torch– Looking back, what are the biggest accomplishments for the university this academic year?

Eisler– We have had a lot of success at Ferris. If you look at how Ferris has grown; in a decade we are a third larger. You look at our beautiful campus, our new facilities, the new student center coming in, the new degree programs, and I think there is a really positive feeling about our university and I think we have a lot of forward momentum. For me, my biggest accomplishment is when you are at commencement and you shake students hands as they walk across the stage and you see what students achieve, that is the biggest accomplishment of all.

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Back in the Playoff Picture

Ferris reaches back into eighth in the GLIAC following sweep

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

Ferris freshman catcher Casey Bias reaches to field a bunt against Saginaw Valley State in one of the few home games Ferris has been able to play this spring.
Photo By: Corey Saladin | Interim Photographer

With their weather-hampered season winding down, Ferris State will need to finish April out strong as the conference tournament hangs in the balance.

Mother Nature has tried her hardest to stop softball this season, as the Bulldogs (13−13) have had to cancel 21 games this year due to inclement weather. With the sun finally shining through, Ferris is making an effort to salvage their season as only conference foes remain on the schedule. (more…)

 
 

Sports Shorts

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

Gold team takes W in annual football spring game

Ferris State football closed out their spring training schedule with an intersquad contest with the annual Crimson and Gold spring game.

The Gold team, which wore white jerseys as opposed to red for the Crimson squad, sealed the 29–24 spring matchup on a late game interception by junior linebacker James Wimberly. The game used a modified scoring method where turnovers counted for three points and first downs scored one point, in addition to the normal scoring system. (more…)

 
 
 

Off the Record

Sydney Hasselbach

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Freshman catcher/third baseman Sydney Hasselbach shares on topics ranging from her journey to Ferris State to her favorite bubblegum. This is Sydney Hasselbach, off the record. (more…)

 
 

Sports Shorts

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Thompson/Kane make pro debut

Former Ferris State hockey forwards Garrett Thompson and Cory Kane made their professional debut with the Binghamton Senators and Providence Bruins, respectively.

Thompson signed a one-year entry level contract with the NHL’s Ottawa Senators on April 1 and was sent down to the team’s AHL affiliate. Due to NHL policy, the details of Thompson’s contract cannot be disclosed. (more…)

 
 
Junior defensive lineman Corey Stone works with Ferris football assistant coaches during the 2013 preseason workouts. 

Courtesy Photo By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo Services

Springing Into Action

Ferris opens off-season workouts

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

Junior defensive lineman Corey Stone works with Ferris football assistant coaches during the 2013 preseason workouts.
Courtesy Photo By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo Services

Winter is over and the Ferris football team is thawing out as they look toward a championship as spring training is underway.

Ferris State fell just short of a post-season berth last season, finishing third in the GLIAC with an 8–3 overall record. With all winter to dwell on their postseason shortcoming, the Bulldogs are finally back in action and ready right the wrongs. (more…)

 
 

Sports Shorts

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

Men’s Tennis wins third in a row at home

The Ferris State men’s tennis team took their third straight home contest 9–0 against Malone on March 29.

The win caps off a home winning stretch that saw the squad earn wins over Lake Erie (9−0) and Walsh (8−1) prior to their match up against the Pioneers. The Bulldogs have now won five of their last six contests, with their lone loss to Western Michigan, 7–0. (more…)

 
 

Changing Seasons

Ferris prepares for the 2014 outdoor season

by Published: Mar 26, 2014

Ferris State moves outside as both the men’s and women’s track and field teams prepare for the spring competition.

The 2013–14 indoor track season has come to a close following the NCAA National Championships on March 15. Now, both Ferris teams have flipped their focus to the outdoor season as they hope to send a few Bulldogs to nationals once again.

“As we switch to outdoor, we start fine tuning; we figure out where our weak points are in our races and work on that,” senior distance runner Connor LaRowe said. “We have the potential to do some damage come May.” (more…)